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by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jan 18, 2013 2:45PM PST

Derrick the Deathfin, lovingly described as "the world's first underwater papercraft video game" by developer Different Tuna, is swimming onto the PC and Mac. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 18, 2013 6:00AM PST

Now that Dota 2 is up to a whopping 96 characters, it's a fair bet that a good proportion of them are something of a mystery to most of its 3 million players. To help introduce you to a few more, without the fear of being stomped by people playing their best heroes, Valve added a new mode in yesterday's weekly patch that forces everyone to choose one of their least-played Doters. Read more

It's been seven years of Hell for Diablo 3 Game Director Jay Wilson, and he has had enough. The designer has decided to step down from the position at Blizzard and move on to another project within the company. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Jan 16, 2013 9:00AM PST

When Disney Infinity launches, the $75 Starter Set will feature Mr. Incredible, Monster Inc's Sully, and Captain Jack Sparrow. But, how did Disney settle on these characters? Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 15, 2013 9:15AM PST

Double Fine's "The Cave" is coming January 22 for PlayStation 3 and Wii U, and January 23 on Xbox 360 and Steam. It will cost $14.99. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 15, 2013 7:30AM PST

As someone who largely skipped consoles growing up, the countless modern indie platformers inspired by the likes of Super Mario Bros. and Metroid hold no nostalgic draw for me. But hearing Dustforce developer Team Hitbox cite Quake 3's dizzying potential for "majestic moves" as an influence upon its new platformer Spire, now that makes my nostalgia gland fizz all right. Read more

Bad news, Dethkilla69[420]! You still can't pay to change the name on your StarCraft II account. But good news, Dethkilla69[420]! To apologise for not adding that long-promised paid option, Blizzard is offering everyone a free name change. Arise, Dethkilla69#YOLO. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 14, 2013 6:00AM PST

Now that Dust 514 is all snuggled up alongside EVE Online on one single server, the PlayStation 3-exclusive MMOFPS is almost ready to let everyone in. After six months of a closed beta which players could pay their way into, it'll enter open beta on January 22, so all and sundry can became pawns in someone else's cross-game scheming. Read more

The spiritual successor to PlaneScape: Torment being developed by inXile Entertainment is going to rely on many of the themes and exotic settings hat made the original so popular, according to inXile chief Brian Fargo. Since the PlaneScape world is unavailable, the recently Kickstarted RPG world of Numenera will be used. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 9, 2013 12:45PM PST

Marvel Heroes has opened its "Founders Program," offering three packs ranging from $20 to $200 that grant early access, extra costumes, in-game currency, and more. Read more